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McHenry County Christmas tree farms carry on family traditions

With Christmas Day rapidly approaching, Dawn Peterson, who bought Oney’s Tree Farm with her husband in 1983, said she expects to see some fa ...
Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:37 am

Harvard sets tax levy; newly instated mayor plans projects

HARVARD – The city’s levy is expected to rise by nearly 5 percent in the upcoming fiscal year.City Council members Tuesday met to set the ci ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm

Lake in the Hills Airport wraps up taxiway project, focuses on future safety improvements

LAKE IN THE HILLS – With a $2.3 million taxiway project wrapping up at Lake in the Hills Airport, airport manager Michael Peranich said the ...
Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am

Age

Under 5 Years 1014
5 to 9 Years 891
10 to 14 Years 665
15 to 19 Years 736
20 to 24 Years 662
25 to 34 Years 1605
35 to 44 Years 1310
45 to 54 Years 826
55 to 59 Years 353
60 to 64 Years 365
65 to 74 Years 485
75 to 84 Years 195
85 Years and Over 65
Median Age (in years) 27.8

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Ancestry

American 350 6.0%
Arab 22 0.4%
Czech 19 0.3%
Danish 0 0.0%
Dutch 124 2.1%
English 475 8.1%
French (except Basque) 129 2.2%
French Canadian 7 0.1%
German 1,730 29.7%
Greek 45 0.8%
Hungarian 0 0.0%
Irish 1,229 21.1%
Italian 285 4.9%
Lithuanian 24 0.4%
Norwegian 238 4.1%
Polish 671 11.5%
Portuguese 10 0.2%
Russian 27 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 58 1.0%
Scottish 142 2.4%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 6 0.1%
Swedish 176 3.0%
Swiss 10 0.2%
Ukrainian 16 0.3%
Welsh 37 0.6%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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McHenry County police agencies participate in No Shave November

Some McHenry County police agencies may start looking a little scruffy, but they’re purposely not shaving for a good cause.No Shave November ...
Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:41 am

Harvard City Council appoints new mayor

HARVARD – Second Ward Alderman Michael Kelly is the city of Harvard’s new mayor.Kelly was appointed Tuesday at a Harvard City Council meetin ...
Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:35 am

Steven Reick wins 63rd House for the GOP

Republican Steve Reick won election to a 63rd House District seat that had been in Democratic hands for almost two decades, according to uno ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:30 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 512 9.8%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 805 15.5%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,730 33.2%
Some College, No Degree 1,369 26.3%
Associates Degree 295 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 362 7.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree 131 2.5%
Population 25 years and Over 5,204
High School Graduate or Higher 74.69%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 9.47%

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Gender

Male 4,526 49.35%
Female 4,646 50.65%
Total Population 9,172

 

Harvard neighborhood forms sense of community, pride through beautification project

HARVARD – Harvard resident Joel Kriete couldn’t stand looking at the overgrown entrance to his subdivision multiple times a day, so he decid ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 11:21 pm

Harvard City Council will appoint new mayor Tuesday

HARVARD – City Council members will meet Tuesday to appoint an acting mayor to finish out Jay Nolan’s term.At an Oct. 25 meeting, Nolan anno ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:14 am

Harvard police rescue disabled man from house fire

HARVARD – A Harvard resident was rescued from a house fire Wednesday morning. The Harvard Fire Protection District and the Harvard Police D ...
Nov. 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Household Type

Total Households 2,941
Family Households 2,086 70.92&
with own children under 18 years 1,231 41.85&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 2,941
Owner-Occupied 1,787 60.76%
Renter Occupied 1,154 39.23&

 

Woodstock teen accused of stabbing man charged with armed robbery while free on bond

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock-area teen charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly stabbed at 31-year-old man in August is back in custody ...
Nov. 1, 2016 - 12:10 am

Harvard Mayor Jay Nolan resigns to start distillery

HARVARD – Mayor Jay Nolan resigned from his post Tuesday after more than 11 years to start a distillery in town.Nolan made the announcement ...
Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:19 am

Harvard man accused of assaulting girl at ScaryTown Scream Park

HARVARD – A Harvard man was arrested Sunday at ScaryTown Scream Park after an alleged confrontation with two juveniles.Fernando Sanchez-Merc ...
Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:15 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $949

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 1,456
Median (dollars) $1475
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 331
Median (dollars) $519

 

McHenry County revokes Plum Tree National Country Club's liquor licenses

HARVARD – Plum Tree National Country Club’s liquor licenses have been revoked after noise complaints from neighbors and other license violat ...
Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:35 pm

4 running to be the voice of rural McHenry County Board District 6

Two Republican and two Democratic candidates are running for two open seats representing McHenry County Board District 6.All four of them ha ...
Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:10 am

House party leads to Saturday drug arrest for Harvard resident, sheriff's office says

A Harvard resident was arrested Saturday for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance after deputies responded to a loud par ...
Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $134,400

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $37,646

 

First National Bank awards $10,000 to Harvard Economic Development Corporation

HARVARD – The city’s economic development corporation will be able to do more to spur job growth with a new grant award from First National ...
Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:36 am

McHenry County artists sought for Art Exhibit and Visions of Hope Awards

HARVARD – The “Helping Hands Across McHenry County” Art Exhibit is calling community artists with behavioral health care needs to submit pie ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:33 am

Harvard, Wisconsin teens arrested in connection with armed robbery

HARVARD – Police have arrested three teens in connection with an armed robbery that took place in August, police said Wednesday.An 18-year-o ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:27 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 35 0.23%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 273 1.76%
Construction 233 1.50%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 571 3.68%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 133 0.86%
Information 212 1.37%
Manufacturing 1,287 8.30%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 178 1.15%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 496 3.20%
Public Administration 100 0.65%
Retail Trade 379 2.45%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 64 0.41%
Wholesale Trade 64 0.41%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 4,025

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.58
Density (in square feet) 1,069

 

Harvard police reports for Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Sept. 11, 2016 - 9:11 am

Harvard police dog Hunter laid to rest

HARVARD – Hunter was a good boy.Sgt. Stephen Dixon, of the Harvard Police Department, laid a good friend and fellow officer to rest Wednesda ...
Sept. 11, 2016 - 12:07 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,225
Cuban 0
Mexican 4,080
Other Hispanic or Latino 133
Puerto Rican 12
Total Population 4,225
Not Hispanic or Latino 4,947
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 163
Black or African American Alone 12
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 75
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 75
White Alone 4,697
Total Population 9,172

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Schools

Unified School Districts Harvard Community Unit School Dist. 50

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